Smart Living Lab is exploring sustainable green-technology and investigating innovative future technology for healthy society. It is conducting interdisciplinary research to respond to rapidly changing technical requirements and to lead a paradigm shift through creative technology. Research area spreads over energy, information communication, display, and bio, and also includes synthesis of new materials based on physical and chemical principles and analysis of characteristics of Electron-Optoelectronic through nano-device developments.
With increasing demands on smart electronics for future IOT society, we conduct various semiconductor devices for high performance with low power consumption. To achieve the multi-functional creative devices based on nano-scale materials, we are engaged in the heterostructure logic/power transistors, solar cell, and optical interconnection using the new materials systems. They enable technical breakthrough to surpass the conventional physical limits of existing technologies for realizing future smart living architecture with sustainable energy environment.
Our research goal is to develop functional nanomaterials for energy and healthcare applications. One of the biggest advantages of nanomaterials is that the property can easily be tuned by modifying their structure and composition. In order to design materials such that they have specific properties, it is critical to understand how the smallest unit which composes materials - molecules - change the property of materials by their structure and composition. In other words, our research goal is (1) to understand the material by chemical perspectives, (2) to properly design the material for specific purposes, and (3) to convert raw matter into functional materials.
Our group is researching on new semiconductor materials in order to develop advanced functional devices, and nano-bio sensors. Oxide semiconductor and 2-D materials are mainly studied to develop high mobility thin film transistor which can overweigh conventional a-Si TFT. In addition, peptide-based human-implantable transistor and various nano-bio sensor such as pressure and glucose sensors are under studying.
As the environment regulation for low-carbon green growth is deepening around the world, the research for green energy and high-efficiency devices become increasingly important. Under this basic trend, our group focuses on the new energy storage systems, energy-efficient devices and next generation materials & processes based on electrochemical expertise, photonics and nano/micro fabrication
The NCS group focuses on nanotechnology-based convergence for next generation information technology, nano-bio therapeutics and diagnostics, nature-inspired and self-sustainable technology.
2D Materials, Nanoplasmonics, and Color Reflective Displays for Next Generation IT: Future photonic integrated circuit technologies require integrative functionality at ultrahigh speed and dimensional compatibility with electronics.